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Nippon Ham, Rakuten, Lotte: April 12, 2012

by on Apr.12, 2012 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Bobby Keppel had his right shoulder examined at a hospital in Sapporo today and diagnosed with both inflammation in his supraspinatus and an injury to his glenoid labrum.

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui should be back in the starting line-up on Friday.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shunichi Nemoto was not available to play today because he was recovering from a cold -- he had a fever yesterday (38.5 degrees Celsius) and received treatment at a hospital in Chiba; he got the day off today.  Nemoto is expected to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on Friday.

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Hikaru Ito had to be carried off on a stretcher after Josh Whitesell's (LOT) bat struck him in the head in the 7th inning.  He was examined at a hospital in Chiba and diagnosed with a contusion on the right side of his head.  Ito is considered day-to-day.